Weather-Related Deaths and Injuries

Over the last five years, weather-related deaths are down 22% from 2018 and injuries have decreased 16%, while the number of weather events have increased 11%. In 2022, 69,473 weather events resulted in 813 deaths and 1,718 injuries. Heat, winter weather, floods, and hurricanes were responsible for the most deaths during 2022. The largest number of reported injuries resulted from winter weather, drought, and tornadoes. The most deadly weather events in the United States over the past five years include winter weather in 2021, drought and heat wave in 2021, and Hurricane Ian in 2022.

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